Mechanic's - Track/Street Project



  • would even like half lethers



  • @67f5919a3b=james:

    would even like half lethers

    like my half leather seats back ones have a bit of leather and the fronts don't lol its a bit bizarre



  • My brakes are all bed in now, stop very well but they are bloody noisy.

    Had a slight exhaust blow on my rear can so decided to weld it up, so put the car on the ramp and noticed that my centre section had also fractured so i went ahead and repaired them both.

    Looked at my CAT and it had melted inside and had blocked most of the flow, which i used as a good excuse to knock the monolith out.

    Sounds really nice a peek revs now..(rev counter revs over 8000 rpm sure thats not right, got 70 out of second?) will have to try and post a sound clip.

    These are the discs i ordered very good +++ Just incase any one wanted a cheaper option.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MX3-1-6-1-8-24v-Drilled-Grooved-Brake-Discs-Front-Rear_W0QQitemZ290211805476QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item290211805476

    Also diagnosed rev problem it was a ECU fault managed to get one off e-bay for £1.50 so hopefully be here soon…



  • Fitted ECU and it behaves it self alot better, had to replcae my PCV valve as it was worn and casuing funny idling. Only a few more works till track day will try get some good photos



  • Done me track day had a great time, i thought my MX3 was good on the road, but on the track it is awsome.

    Had a few good battles, overtook on the straights VR6 Golf, 2.5 vectras, xr2i's, 3.0 Senators. To name but a few but it was in the bends that it really shined. :twisted:

    These were nearly new at the start 250 miles of track time and they were a bit scrubbed. :lol:

    This was the layout of the course a little over 4 miles long.

    Had to tape up me headlamps didnt want any stone chips, looks like a bug…...

    Me on the track, had a few more but they were blurry, got a couple of vids just trying to work out how to get of me digi cam.



  • that looks like a completely different colour in the last pic!

    you did a good job to overtake a VR6!

    how much did the whole day cost including track time, petrol etc.?



  • is that still with the k8 engine or with a 2.5 ltr swap



  • I followed the VR6 round the corner and managed to overtake with exit speed, luckly my girl friend was my co-driver who was showing me what lines to take.

    It cost £70 for the day got about 4 hours on the track with open pits. Used 60 litres of V-max.

    Still the standard K8, but in negotiations with wilko for his lump so hopefully in the next couple of months should be running a KLZE. :D

    At 4.20 you see me on the left trying to keep up lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIDk9Cb-35Y



  • wow that skyline is FAST! once you get a klze you will see a huge improvement :D



  • @8e2571cf4c=Mooneggs:

    wow that skyline is FAST! once you get a klze you will see a huge improvement :D

    There were a pair of works supras there both running massive power they were doing 180+ on the straights. They sounded like jet engines when the turbos were spooling up.

    :shock:



  • I don't know if I would trust thse U-clamps to hold in the harnesses…. You could double back the straps and secure it that way like most ppl do, thats how I did mine I show you. Just a sugestion! Reminds me of my gutted 323!



  • @58b209638f=lambomx3:

    I don't know if I would trust thse U-clamps to hold in the harnesses…. You could double back the straps and secure it that way like most ppl do, thats how I did mine I show you. Just a sugestion! Reminds me of my gutted 323!

    I tested the clamps by towing the car backwards across the yard by one. Pretty dam strong lol. I cant loop them as they are treble stitched ends that dont unloop from the brackets.

    But like you say they dont look strong but well tested.



  • Got my down pipes heat treated with fire coat, started plumbing my oil cooler in.



  • Good work :) Did you block the egr on the header? I was hoping to find a bolt to fill it but alas I may have to just weld it shut! Where did you buy your oil cooler?



  • I cut the old egr union filled it with weld and screwed it into the new pipe.

    Got the cooler from a friend and bought the sandwich plate from Garfy1981.

    Bought the pipes from ebay for £20.



  • Lowered the car 40mm today, looks alot better. Makes the ride sharper.

    Also picked up another set of rims, not sure what Mazda they used to go on?



  • airfield near Norwich, with a 3-4 mile track and a 1 mile straight.

    where was this please mate, im in Norwich and would loike to know!!plz



  • RAF Marham, it was an invite only track day, the next one is in september. I might be able to get a few more spaces.

    :D



  • @515758a211=Mechanic:

    RAF Marham, it was an invite only track day, the next one is in september. I might be able to get a few more spaces.

    :D

    might see ya there one o me mates is stationed there and reckons i should come for the track day (he didnt wanna drive his lexus )



  • That would be good to see you there, i was the first MX3 to drive there. Made a prat out of few bigger power cars, to the point were they were sniffing round in the pits only to be embaressed to find out that 130bhp gave them so many problems.

    :D


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